Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spring Things To Do Suggests Amish Country Ohio Bed and Breakfast

Spring is a great time to visit Amish Country to see baby animals taking their first steps on the farms, daffodils and tulips are blooming, and the trees start budding.  Another great thing to do in Spring is to visit Clary Gardens according to an Amish Country Ohio bed and breakfast.   They are located on West Chestnut Street in Coshocton, Ohio.  Admission is free.  There are 20 acres of rolling hills, ponds, hiking trails, amphitheater, rose garden, and more.  From  the end of March through May 8th you will usually find bulbs in bloom ... tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and more.  During the busy season they are open daily at 10 a.m. and stay open through 8 p.m. from April through October.  Spring isn't the only time to visit but it is the only time to see the bulbs in bloom.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com





Sunday, March 17, 2013

Apple-Cheddar Egg Bake Among Bed and Breakfast Recipes

Our bed and breakfast recipes include several egg casseroles and this particular one with apples is meat-free for our vegetarian guests.
Apple Cheddar Egg Bake
4 eggs, beaten
1 c. milk
1/4 c. Jiffy Baking Mix
1/4 t. salt
1 c. cubed, peeled, apples
1/4 c. chopped onion
2 T. butter
1 c. shredded, Smoked Cheddar Cheese;
plus a little extra for topping
Saute apples and onion in butter; set aside.  Combine eggs, milk, Jiffy Mix, and salt.  Add cheddar, apples and onion; stir.
Pour in a greased 9" x 9" baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
(Around the 40 minute mark sprinkle more shredded cheese on top for the last 5 minutes of baking)
Let sit 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Friday, March 15, 2013

Wine Tasting Weekends in Ohio include Dandelion May Fest

One of the most fun wine tasting weekends in Ohio is the annual Dandelion May Festival at Breitenbach Winery.  The 20th Annual May Festival will be held May 4 & 5, 2013.  The location will be at the Roadhouse Amphitheatre on Old Route 39 which is part of Breitenbach Winery.  Not only can you take cellar tours and sample wine but there are arts & crafts, live entertainment, a dandelion cook off and cooking demonstrations.  Have you ever tasted dandelion sausage before?  What about dandelion lasagna?  One of the popular beverages is the Sangria that is made from Dandelion Wine.  Since the festival runs for 2 days you can enjoy lots of wine and lots of entertainment.  They even have special events for children that includes making Dandelion Jelly.  Mark your calendars for this fun wine tasting weekend and treat yourself to an over night getaway.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

June Anniversaries Should Explore Romantic Places in Ohio's Amish Country

If you were a June bride or groom then you may be looking for something special to celebrate your anniversary.   Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast is one of the romantic places in Ohio's Amish Country.  From the Garden Gate Suite to the Summer Breeze Suite to Cottages at Garden Gate Get-A-Way, you will be pampered like a king.  For starters your room has a private entrance allowing you the freedom to come and go as you please.  The beds have pillow-soft mattresses and high thread-count sheets.  The Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces are two more ingredients to create the perfect romantic getaway.  Luxury bathrobes and bath amenites will pamper you.  The icing on the cake is the home cooked breakfast that you receive each morning including eggs, homemade baked goods, granola, fruit, fresh ground coffee, and juice.  Guests also have the option of ordering special occasion packages or couple massages to enhance their experience.  Your innkeepers are more than happy to make dinner reservations so that you can indulge in a romantic dinner for two.  Look no further for the perfect romantic getaway in Ohio's Amish Country.  Call 330-674-7608 to make your reservation today.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Monday, March 11, 2013

Amish Prepare for Easter in Holmes County

Tourists who visit Holmes County, Ohio are curious about how the Amish live and if their lifestyle mirrors their own in any way.  Each time a holiday comes up they ask local business owners how the Amish celebrate that holiday.  Easter is probably the most important holiday for the Amish as it is in many religions.  Everything that they are taught in church revolves around the Easter story in the Bible. Many Amish communities have special church services that involve foot washing and communion as part of the Easter celebration.  Many Amish families gather for a special meal and fellowship just as Christians in non-Amish communities do.  While Amish clothes may be different from yours, and Amish buggies are different from driving cars, the Amish are more like you than you may think.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Friday, March 8, 2013

Murder Mystery Weekend in Ohio takes on Southern Twist

In Amish Country tourists have the option of booking a murder mystery weekend in Ohio at Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast.  April 12-14, 2013 the monthly mystery takes on a southern twist.  The theme is the Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Imagine yourself in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods of New Orleans.  You are attending a masquerade ball that is one of the biggest Mardi Gras parties of the year.  Gowns, glamour, gossip, and murder are all part of the fun!  Colorful characters such as an Alligator Wrestler, French Maid, and Gothic Novelist are among the characters.  Guests play the role of a murder suspect and receive their character information and costume suggestions prior to coming to the murder mystery weekend.  The mystery is played in rounds and a progressive dinner is served as part of the party.  No acting experience is necessary, just a longing for fun and laughter.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Our Ohio bed and breakfast is always looking for fun things to do in Holmes County.  Something totally new is available this spring.   Bowden Bells is offering a beginner workshop for glass fusing, welding & plasma cutting.  The project you will make is a garden art item.  The first workshops will be held in May.  They will be the weekend of May 3, May 10 and May 17, 2013.  On Friday the workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday the workshop will run from 10 a.m.- Noon.  All materials, lunch on Friday, snacks on Saturday are included.  After a day at Bowden Bells return to our bed and breakfast and sit around the evening campfire.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com